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Architectural Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014

Published April 30, 2013
476 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-802-2


Key Features

  • Starts at an introductory level
  • Project based tutorials design an office building from start to finish
  • Video instruction is included with each book
  • Bonus material covers an introduction to Autodesk Vasari, finding missing elements and more

In Detail

Architectural Commercial Design Using Revit 2014 is designed for the architectural student using Revit 2014. The intent is to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge of tools and techniques for use in both school and industry. This text takes a project based approach to learning Revit's Architectural tools in which the student develops a three story office building. Each book comes with a CD containing numerous video presentations of the written material. General building codes and industry standard conventions are covered in a way that is applicable to the current exercise.

The first two chapters are intended to get the reader familiar with the user interface and many of the common menus and tools of Revit 2014. A small office is created in chapter two to show just how easy it is to get started using Revit. By the end of chapter two the student will be excited and prepared to take on a much larger project.

Throughout the rest of the book the student develops a three story office building. The drawings start with the floor plans and develop all the way to photo-realistic renderings like the one on the cover of this book. In these chapters many of the architectural tools and features of Revit 2014 are covered in greater detail.

About the Videos

The videos contained on the included CD make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning Revit straightforward and simple. At the start of each chapter the reader is prompted to watch a video that previews the topics that will be covered in the proceeding chapter. This allows the reader to be familiar with the menu selections and techniques before they begin the tutorial. Readers will feel more confident in what they are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson by watching these videos.

The videos cover the following:

  • User Interface
  • Walls
  • Doors and Windows
  • Stairs
  • Roofs
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Schedules
  • Renderings
  • Design Options
  • Sheets
  • Worksharing
  • Phases
  • Sweeps and Reveals

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Revit 2014
  2. Quick Start: Small Office
  3. Floor Plan (First Floor)
  4. Floor Plans (Second & Third Floors)
  5. Roof
  6. Floor Systems & Reflected Ceiling Plans
  7. Interior & Exterior Elevations
  8. Sections
  9. Interior Design
  10. Schedules
  11. Site and Rendering
  12. Construction Documents Set
  13. Introduction to Revit Content Creation
    Appendix A: Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification Exam
    Appendix V: Introduction to Autodesk Vasari

    Bonus Chapters on CD

  14. Introduction to Computers
    Appendix B - Roof Study Workbook
    Appendix C - Finding Missing Elements in Revit
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